Nicola Sturgeon’s constituents in cladding insurance fight

Nicola Sturgeon's constituents in cladding insurance fight

More than 100 structures over 18 metres tall in Scotland are believed to have been clad with materials such as aluminium composite, which fuelled the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 Thousands of residents across Scotland, including in Nicola Sturgeon’s constituency, are fighting to insure their homes amid concerns over […] Click here to view original…

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Post-Grenfell cladding inspections find other fire risks

Post-Grenfell cladding inspections find other fire risks

image captionFlat owners have been organising fire safety checks Fire safety inspections have uncovered hundreds of blocks of flats in England and Wales with faulty or missing fire prevention measures, the BBC has found. Flat owners have been looking for evidence of unsafe cladding in the wake of the […] Click here to view original…

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Policyholders see premiums jump nearly 800%

Policyholders see premiums jump nearly 800%

Owners of apartments with flammable cladding are facing an astronomical rise in insurance premiums in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, with some seeing prices jump nearly 800%. The situation comes as many providers are hesitant to provide cover on their own, opting instead to share risks with […] Click here to view original…

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The next fire won’t wait. Here are the 10 steps to End Our Cladding Scandal

The next fire won’t wait. Here are the 10 steps to End Our Cladding Scandal

Inside Housing has joined with residents of buildings with dangerous cladding to call for the government to lead an “urgent, national effort” to end the scandal that has left tens of thousands of buildings nationwide clad in dangerous materials and residents asked to pay. With tens of thousands of […] Click here to view original…

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The dangers of living in lockdown in flats covered with flammable cladding

The dangers of living in lockdown in flats covered with flammable cladding

Ritu Saha, of Bromley in south London, is living in a building with flammable cladding during lockdown (Picture: Cladding Action Group) A woman living in a block of flats which could go up in flames at any moment has described how its residents feel ‘completely trapped’ during the coronavirus […] Click here to view original…

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Insurance hikes of as much as 800 per cent hit architects hard

Insurance hikes of as much as 800 per cent hit architects hard

Architects have called for a radical overhaul of the market for professional indemnity insurance (PII) as they grapple with soaring costs, increased paperwork and tighter restrictions on building specifications The AJ has spoken to a number of practices which have faced difficulties renewing this cover, which protects them against […] Click here to view original…

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